Food & Beverage Assistant

Location: Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, East Sussex

Salary: £8.91 per hour

Contract Type: Zero hours

Hours: Part time, average of 17.5 hours per week (including shifts and weekends)

Closing Date:  19 April

Interview Date: 26 April (to be conducted via Zoom)

 Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast.  By working alongside local people we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places.  Together we can make sure that future generations living in Sussex will be able to enjoy the sense of wonder and well-being that nature offers.

 Rye Harbour Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre is Sussex Wildlife Trust’s first coastal visitor centre and has been generously supported by The Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, the local community and a range of funders. The 1,110 acre reserve is one of the most biodiverse places in Britain and also hosts a range of historic buildings. The Discovery Centre will offer a new and exciting visitor experience for supporters, regulars and new visitors. This will be led by a catering and retail experience that will deliver amazing customer service and develop the long term commercial viability of the Discovery Centre, which in turn will boost the reserve’s conservation capabilities, improving habitats for endangered species and securing a more sustainable future for the reserve.

 The Role

 A new and exciting opportunity to join the team in our new flagship visitor centre at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.Working in our environmentally friendly Lime Kiln Café as part of the café team providing exceptional customer service to all our visitors.

 Responsibilities include assisting in the overall operation of the café, food prep, general kitchen duties and serving customers food and drinks. You will also be responsible for making sure food displays are clean, tidy and re-stocked, clearing and cleaning tables and cash handling.

 As the centre will be open seven days a week, you will be comfortable working varied hours and shifts including weekends, bank holidays and some evenings.